A conservative think tank is suing Massachusetts over a rule that bans businesses from making any direct political donations but allows unions to contribute up to $15,000 to candidates.
In a surprise development, MBTA General Manager Beverly Scott resigned yesterday. The move came amid commuter frustration – and criticism from the governor – over T failures during the recent snowstorms.
The state is also purchasing two snow meters that Baker says can process about 120 tons of snow per hour.
All three and four-year-olds in Massachusetts would have access to free full-day preschool and kindergarten under a proposal announced Tuesday.
Outgoing Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley has accepted a spring fellowship at Harvard University’s Institute of Politics.
Baker placed his left hand on a family Bible, and recited the oath of office.
Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick’s final day in office was steeped in ceremony.
DCF got an infusion of cash, and new social workers, but Spears inherits a department still struggling with high caseloads and a poor reputation.
Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick is leaving office next month after 8 years. Today we’re looking back at his record on education. Patrick instituted bold and controversial policies in the middle of his term, in part to close what’s called the achievement gap between students with different economic and racial backgrounds.
In his final days in office, Patrick is touting a record with quite a few accomplishments, and also its share of blemishes.
An advisory commission created by the Massachusetts legislature is recommending significant pay raises for the governor, and other top leaders.
The Massachusetts Health Connector has received numerous complaints that the site can’t process immigration information.
Massachusetts House Speaker Bob Deleo says he will not back the governor’s plan to cut 25.5 million dollars in direct aid to cities and towns.
Patrick says he’s working up a plan to close the $325 billion budget gap.
The election of Massachusetts governor formally wrapped up Wednesday with Democrat Martha Coakley conceding to Republican Charlie Baker. But reflections on a hard-fought campaign only last so long, before the real work begins.